The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

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DUMBING DOWN

Rob Stuart’s short story envisages what could happen if a machine became more intelligent than humankind. Illustration by Nevena Katalina.

September 20th 2017

ADVENT

A poem by Luciana Francis, written during her early months as a mother to celebrate witnessing the birth of a voice. Illustration by Marco Melgrati.

September 15th 2017

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THE MEN OF BURR

Set in post-war America, Ty Landers’ short story tells the tale of an outcast who became a local hero. Illustrated by Masoud Keshmiri.

September 12th 2017

BLACK INK

A poem by Sean Chard, written after observing hundreds of rooks in a copse while lost in the summer fields of Norfolk. Illustration by Pedro Semeano.

September 5th 2017

CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD

Inspired by internet scams and porn culture, Alexander Weinstein’s story explores the dark corners of the digital world. Illustration by Nicole Rifkin.

August 31st 2017

THE GUTTER LIVES WITHIN

A poem by Elles Rebelles, written about the journey people take when travelling in and out of heroin addiction. Illustration by Max Temescu.

August 29th 2017

FOOTPRINTS

Set in a dystopian future, Tracy Fells’ short story follows three girls as they break away from an oppressive regime. Illustration by Mike Lees.

August 23rd 2017

EXORCISM

A potent poem by Gavin Bryce, written after the difficult and potentially dangerous birth of his son. Illustration by Ashley Mackenzie.

August 15th 2017

AUTUMN PLUNDER

A selfless villager finds her annual act of kindness is at risk of being misconstrued in Lucy Brown’s short story. Illustration by Zoë van Dijk.

August 10th 2017

EMULSION

A poem by Matthew Fieldhouse, written to address the vast differences between oneself as a child, and as an adult. Illustration by Tobias Hall.

August 5th 2017

EXODUS OF THE DEAD

Joshua Preston’s flash fiction piece addresses the sudden nature of loss and the various aspects of weight associated with it. Illustration by DAQ.

July 29th 2017

SOME OTHER DAY

Inspired by conversations with his 92-year-old father-in-law, John Rowland’s poem considers the ultimate adventure. Illustration by Bren Luke.

July 24th 2017

DRAGGING THE LAKE

A young boy finds his summer taking a peculiar turn when his mother goes missing in Ethan Chapman’s short story. Illustration by Cristian Fowlie.

July 18th 2017

TEA FOR JELENA

Set in the foggy calm of the Faroe Islands, Matthew Landrum’s poem revels in the present moment. Illustration by Daria Skrybchenko.

July 13th 2017